89-year-old woman rescued from Malibu house fire [audio]
An 89-year-old woman was treated for smoke inhalation after deputies pulled her from her burning home in Malibu, authorities said Tuesday.
The two deputies also were treated for smoke inhalation after they responded to the burning home from a nearby community meeting, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
The woman was at the home with her caretaker when the blaze broke out about 9 p.m. Monday in the 20400 block of Little Rock Way, authorities said.
On Tuesday, the department released a copy of the 911 tape in which a woman frantically reports the fire.
"We have a fire here," the woman tells a Sheriff's Department dispatcher.
"OK, I'm going to connect you to the Fire Department," the dispatcher says.
"Quick, quick!" the woman shouts.
She was then disconnected.
Authorities identified the two men who rescued the woman as Lt. Jim Royal and Deputy Mike Treinen, who have a combined 40 years with the department.
The blaze, which caused an estimated $500,000 damage, was extinguished by fire crews. The cause appears to be accidental, the Sheriff's Department said.
— Robert J. Lopez